Category: Tips

Tips for Parents of College Students

Places to Visit Near IWU

As a supportive parent, you probably enjoy visiting your student whether it is Family Weekend or not. We know you may want to take your student off campus for a meal or…

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The ABC’s of IWU

Here at IWU we use a lot of abbreviations, so if you and your student are new to our community, you may find all of these terms confusing. Or even if your…

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6 Things Financial Aid Wants Parents to Know About the FAFSA

College is a busy time in the lives of parents and students alike, and one thing you may have on your list of things to do is the FAFSA (Free Application for…

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Winter Safety Tips for Students

In true Indiana fashion, this winter weather has changed more times than we can count.  Students never know when the next snow may come.  Winter is a beautiful season, but all of…

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Your College Student

Christmas will be here before we know it, and we are sure you cannot wait to have your IWU student home again! Along with this busy season comes Christmas shopping, and it…

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13 Questions to Ask Your Student Over Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break is coming up on November, 26, and your family is probably eagerly waiting to see your student again. During your visit, you may wonder how your student’s college experience has…

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FAQ for Housing Policies over Thanksgiving and Christmas Break

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and before you know it, your IWU student will have finished their first semester this year! We are sure your student is excited to take a…

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Care Package Essentials

Your  IWU student is over halfway done with their fall semester this year, and they probably cannot wait to have time to rest over Thanksgiving and Christmas break! For now, they need…

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Freshman Checklist

Can you believe it? Your student is going to be a freshman in college this fall! Your student probably cannot wait to move into their residence hall in August. But, both of…

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Sophomore Checklist

Your student has recently become a sophomore, and their freshman year flew by for everyone! As a parent, you probably could not be more proud of everything your student has accomplished thus…

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